Country Report - Senegal

Status of Solar Heating/Cooling and Solar Buildings - 2016

Status of the Market for Solar Thermal Systems

Market Size and Trends

In recent years, the sale of water heaters has multiplied. The use of hot water was not developed before, but the comfort standards of the middle class have created a demand. All individual water heaters currently sold in Senegal are of foreign origin. The obtained data are from surveys conducted during 2015. To do this we have listed solar water heaters that are used for individual homes, hotels or collective. No official data are available for earlier years concerning the solar collector surface installed in Senegal. Thus through our investigations an estimate of 1611 m2 or 1127.7 kWth was obtained for sensor surfaces installed in Senegal; with the city of Dakar representing 70% of the total installed surface.

Typical Applications and Products

The main applications of solar water heaters are: the supply of hot water in individual houses and hotels; hot water is used in bathrooms for heating the water in the shower. In hotels it is also used in the kitchens for the heating of water for washing. In rural areas, the use of solar water heater is nonexistent. Nevertheless urban presence of these systems varies by survey areas (solar water heaters are more present in new districts).

Main Market Drivers

To reduce the costs of the energy and to get a reliable power source in the country.

Industry

No data available.

Employment

No data available.

Costs

According to investigations, the costs range from FCFA 350,000 (~ 540 €) to 1,250,000 CFA (~ 1920 €) depending on the type of water heater. The connection cost ranges from 75,000 CFA (~ € 115) to 125,000 CFA francs (~ 190 €).

Other Key Topics

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Status of the Market for Solar Buildings

Scope

No data available.

Market Size and Trends

No data available.

Main Market Drivers

No data available.

Employment

No data available.

Costs

No data available.

Other Key Topics

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R&D Activities

R&D Programmes

No data available.

R&D Infrastructure

Institution Type Research Areas Involvement Website
Applied Energy Laboratory (LEA) ECREEE
Centre for Studies and Research on Energy Renewable (CERER) ECREEE
International Centre of Energy Solar Training (CIFRES) ECREEE

Actual Innovations

No data available.

Support Framework

Background

In his letter (LPDSE 2012), the state intends to develop renewable energy for its operation can contribute to the achievement of independence and energy security. The legal framework is in place.

Government Agencies Responsible for Solar Thermal, for Solar Building Activities

  • National Agency for Renewable Energies (ANER)
  • Ecovillages National Agency (ANEV)

Most Important Public Support Measure(s) for Solar Thermal and for Solar Buildings

  • Law No. 2010-21 of 20 December 2010 that promotes renewable energy.
  • Law No. 2001-01 of 12 April 2001 on the Environment Code. This Code sets out rules on environmental protection.

Information Resources

National Solar Associations (industry and non-industry)

No data available.

National Associations on Green/Solar/Sustainable Buildings

No data available.

Most Important Media for Solar Thermal and Solar Buildings

No data available.